What’s the Professional Translation Option in WPML

What’s the Professional Translation Option in WPML

When you buy WPML, you get the capability to create multilingual WordPress sites. WPML doesn’t translate your content. It lets you translate or send content to translators. If you need help translating your content, the professional translation option is for you.

Using WPML’s Professional Translation, you enjoy:

  • A simple and convenient process for sending content to translation and receiving it back
  • Access to leading translation services, completely integrated with WPML, who can translate the content for you
  • Competitive pricing
  • Outstanding translation quality

How it Works

How it Works

To use the Professional Translation option, you need to install WPML’s Translation Management module. You also need to register your site to enable professional translation.

Once Translation Management is installed and activated, go to WPML->Translation Management->Translators.

There, under Available Translation Services select the translation service that you want to use. Enter your credentials for the translation service that you’ve selected.


Sending Content to Translation

Sending Content to Translation

Once you’ve selected a translation service and authenticated with your account information (for the translation service), go to the Translation Dashboard (WPML->Translation Management).

Select the content that you want to send to translation. Scroll down to Translation options and choose the languages to translate to. Then, click on Add to translation basket. The Translation Basket is a temporary place to keep track of documents that you intend to send to translation. Adding to the Translation Basket doesn’t trigger actual translation (or payment for translation).

When you are done adding content to the Translation Basket, click on the Translation Basket tab to review them. You can still remove items from the basket before sending to your translation service.

Finally, select the translation service and send the jobs.

Now, the documents that you have selected are going to your translation service. If you need to complete any steps in your translation service, do that now. Some services don’t require any manual steps after sending jobs to translation. Other require making some choices before translation begins.


Receiving Completed Translations

Receiving Completed Translations

When translation completes, you don’t need to do anything. The newly translated or updated content will appear in WordPress for you.

You can always review the status of your content’s translation in WPML->Translation Management->Translators->Translation Jobs


Payment for Translation Work

Payment for Translation Work

Payment for all professional translation work is handled directly between you and the translation service that you’ve selected. WPML doesn’t take part in this payment or in the cost of getting your content translated.


Partner Translation Services

Partner Translation Services

WPML team is working with leading translation services on the technical integration into WPML. Right now, the following translation services are available for you to choose from:


Pre-selecting the translation service for client sites

If you like to set WPML to use a particular Translation Service use the Preferred Translation Service account option


Adding translation services to WPML

We are always open to new cooperation with translation services. If you are representing a translation service and want to connect with WPML, read how to add translation services to WPML.


Disabling Professional Translation

Disabling Professional Translation

Sometimes, you may not want the site’s admin to see the professional translation services that WPML offers. To completely disable the ‘professional translation’ section in WPML, add the following to the wp-config.php file:

define( 'ICL_HIDE_TRANSLATION_SERVICES', true );

Add it before the text:
/* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */